The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and U.S. Army have named Cactus Shadows High School's Chad DeGrenier as the Cards "High School Coach-of-the-Week."
The Cards and U.S. Army "Coach-of-the-Week" award is selected by a local sports panel consisting of Cardinals Director of Community Relations Luis Zendejas, Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks, NBC-12 sports reporter Bruce Cooper, 16-year Arizona high school football official Bob Ferreira, AIA Director of Media Marketing Brian Bolitho, Channel 3 sports anchor Brad Cesmat, 1060 AM radio host Dan Manucci, and U.S. Army representative Sergeant Richard Meyer.
DeGrenier and his Falcons beat Tucson Cienega High School 32-29 last Friday night. Quarterback Bryce Kinsler threw for 179 yards and four touchdowns in the win. Cactus Shadows takes on Greenway High School this Thursday night.
The award will be presented to DeGrenier and the Cactus Shadows High School football team on Friday, September 10 at 11:20 a.m. at the school (5802 E. Dove Valley Road, Cave Creek).
The Cardinals 16-year "Coach-of-the-Week" program presents a selected high school coach with a certificate signed by Cardinals President William V. Bidwill and Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt. Cardinals Charities provides t-shirts for team members and awards the school $2,000 to support its football program.
A Cardinals player or alumnus, team mascot Big Red, and Community Relations Coordinator Sheldon Meeks will present the award.
Week 1: Chad DeGrenier, Cactus Shadows H.S